A Middletown, NY, woman who refused to leave a Nyack bar after closing time is accused of hitting a bar worker, spitting at and kicking a police officer and using her high-heel shoes to damage a police car, according to Orangetown police.
Heather A. Lockowitz, 23, of 473 Ingrassia Road, Middletown, is charged with criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct after a 4:25 a.m. Sunday incident at Main St.
Police said a Black Bear Saloon employee asked Lockowitz to leave because the bar was closed, but Lockowitz punched the woman and pulled her hair. Police said town officers went to the bar and Lockowitz continued to act in a disorderly manner and yell obscenities.
Lockowitz, in the process of being arrested, spit in a police officer's face and kicked the officer, according to police. Town officers took Lockowitz to Orangetown police headquarters in Orangeburg and on the way the woman kicked holes in the roof of the police car while she was in the back seat, police said.
The cost of the damage to the police car is uncertain. However, police said the misdemeanor criminal mischief charge against Lockowitz could be upgraded to a felony when repair bills for the police care come in.
Lockowitz was released to a friend who posted $500 bail pending a hearing in Nyack Village Court on Feb. 28.